Dear Geography Parents and Students, The attached slides include what we covered today and what we'll cover next week via distance learning. Also attached are my class discussion notes from today. These will be available on the CCS website.
I enjoyed seeing the students today. They were very attentive and had some great questions. Hopefully the information will become more clear next week. We'll be talking more about latitude/longitude, scale, reading maps, time zones, and biomes. Here (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hPpWCTHjzQI ) is a two minute YouTube video explaining the International Date Line (IDL). Salomon had a good question today about crossing the IDL. We do lose or gain a day in crossing the IDL but it's a little more complicated than that so hopefully the video will help. We will talk more about this next week along with all the lines on the globe.
The syllabus will be available next week. The homework is included in the handouts. It's one page with seven questions taken from today's lecture. Students should scan or e-mail the homework to me before next week's class.